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Old 08-12-2014, 09:06 AM   #1
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Having fun with R/C toys at camp

Hi Friends,
I have a lot of fun sharing one of my hobbies while we are camping. I'm big into scale (1:10) radio control trucks, and I decided to make a 5th wheel trailer to tow behind one of my builds. It's all scratch built. To get a feel for the size of the trailer, it is 42" long, plus the truck, so the whole setup is pretty impressive when rolling down the road.
I take this rig with us camping and pull it out for some scale towing around the park. It usually causes quite a commotion when this happens and a crowd quickly gathers. Camera phones come out everywhere and the rig winds up doing a lot of posing.
A great way to share one of my passions. I hope you enjoy.

In front of my TV

in front of the Crusader

close up

The truck is a purpose built F450 4x4 'towing special'

With the slide rooms and garage open

The interior of the 5er is all finished and lighted too
Kitchen shot

wider interior view


Garage view


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Old 08-12-2014, 09:13 AM   #2
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WOW !!! That is fanstastic !!

1 question......your real TV is a Cheby, and the RC is a Ferd ?? That just seems wrong.


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Old 08-12-2014, 09:16 AM   #3
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Holy cow that's awesome !!!!

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Old 08-12-2014, 09:20 AM   #4
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If you didn't tell me it was a model...............I'd have thought the photos were real

Incredible detail of the exteriror and interior shots. I'm guessing the truck is a manufactured R/C model that can be bought............but you built the 5th wheel?

Too could make some serious coin selling this hobby (I really can't call it a toy with this detail)


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Old 08-12-2014, 09:28 AM   #5
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Wow! I'm into RC trucks, but never done a scale. Too cool! Might have to look into it. My dad's and I took our trucks for a "walk" several nights while camping a couple weeks ago. I have an 1/8 scale monster truck and they each have 1/16 trucks, all Traxxas. Fun and lots of conversations, but I can imagine the crowd you'd draw with yours! Thanks for sharing
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:29 AM   #6
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We had a R/C (Dressed) as a Skunk,go thru the Dining Hall at the Goshen Rally! Youroo!!
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We had a R/C (Dressed) as a Skunk,go thru the Dining Hall at the Goshen Rally! Youroo!!
No doubt!


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That's amazing! You have some serious modeling skills!
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:41 AM   #9
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That is awesome!!!! Details are incredibly. But did you get it to the scales
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I'll have to show this to my Dad who still does a lot of scratch-built R/R buildings in HO & O scale... People don't realize that this attention to detail & functionality takes unimaginable patience & hundreds of hours of time. Very, very nice!

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